Author: Freya

Interview for Judas Kiss magazine

Who Dares Aswynns! I first heard of Freya Aswynn in the early 90s, in relation to the songs she’d recorded with Current 93 (she appears on Swastikas for Noddy, Crooked Crosses for the Nodding God and Looney Runes). However, the number of people who’ve appeared on Current 93 albums is only slightly smaller than the number of atoms in the universe, so I briefly noticed the exotic name and then forgot all about it. Then around five years ago, a friend of mine told me a little about Asatru and Vanatru, the worship of the Aesir and the Vanir, the pantheons of Norse deities. He mentioned Freya Aswynn as a priestess of Odin and an authority on runes, but at the time I wasn’t very interested. Last year, however, I began to study the runes, which rapidly led to my becoming a born-again heathen. As my research deepened, it was inevitable that I would read Freya Aswynn’s classic Northern Mysteries and Magick. After reading this book, hearing Freya’s eerie CD of runic galdr-chants, and exchanging a few emails with Freya, I enrolled in her correspondence course on runes and the northern tradition, with the intention of becoming a priest of Odin myself. It’s early days yet, but a start has been made. In her mails, Freya seemed friendly and approachable, and I knew that she lived in Scotland, so...

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Interview for Vor Tru Magazine

Exclusive interview with Freya Aswynn, author of Leaves of Yggdrasil Freya Aswynn, who felt a personal calling to become a priestess of Odin, hails our All-Father. Behind her stands a secular political “deity” conceived, funded and built by Northern European-descended folk in the 1800’s. Originally published in Winter, (Runic Era) 2243 (1993) Vor Tru Magazine [EDITOR’S NOTE (in 1993): The purpose of in-depth interviews published by Vor Tru is to document important personalities and viewpoints in various areas of the Asatru movement. All interview subjects are given the opportunity to proof their talks for errors and to correct unintended statements. The views expressed by interviewees do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Asatru Alliance or even the personal views of its office-holders, representatives, or members.] THOR: Good evening. I am Thor Sannhet. It is Friday night, just after 10:00 PM on the 12th of March 1993, and I am with Freya Aswynn, and with me also in my quaint apartment sharing some bottles of mead is Oak Thorgeir. We are going to conduct an interview of Freya for Vor Tru magazine for this upcoming 2243 spring issue. By way of introduction, I just want to say, welcome to America! Now that we have visited sites in Manhattan ranging from Central Park and the United Nations to the Statue of Liberty, what is your immediate impression, Freya? FREYA:...

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